Felix Kubin, Sillyconductor

28/09/2018 21:00

Control Club / Constantin Mille 4, Bucharest, Romania

For la rentrée, we are humbled to host a special live set from electronic music wiz Felix Kubin.

Kubin is one of the most versatile and dynamic performers in electronic music. A child of bedroom recordings, his activities include pop music, radio plays, electroacousticmcomposition and works for chamber orchestras. His music is saturated by an enthusiasm for disharmonic pop, industrial noise and early 20th century avant-garde.

He seamlessly slips in and out of high and low brow, sweaty clubs and fantastic concert halls, with an unquencheable thirst for blurring contexts and defying expectations.

Over the past 20 years he released a large body of music and has participated in over 80 festivals, such as Sonic Protest, CTM, a residency at the renouned GRM institute in Paris, followed by a specific composition and he recently had a radio show for documenta 14.

The evening opens with an artist talk from 8:30 pm.

Local electronic music veteran and sonic perturbateur Sillyconductor will be opening the ceremonies and has devised a special new live set for the occasion.

Afterparty in the small room with Bitchcraft (Saint Hollywod) and Oana Maria (Pœtrip).


Listen to Felix Kubin live:


and to Sillyconductor:


Felix Kubin

Felix Kubin (born Felix Knoth; 1969 in Hamburg, West Germany) is an electronic musician. He has been involved with music since he was 8 years old, when he studied piano, organ and glockenspiel. His youthful experiments took off in 1980 when he got a Korg MS-20 synthesizer. His early works have been released under the title The Tetchy Teenage Tapes of Felix Kubin. During this time he also played in a punk band Die Egozentrischen 2. In 1987 Felix Kubin co-founded an experimental noise group Klangkrieg with Tim Buhre. His first solo album Filmmusik was released in 1998 by Gagarin Records, Kubin’s own label founded in the same year through which he has gone on to release a series of albums including the critically acclaimed Matki Wandalki in 2004.

Kubin regularly collaborates on theatrical and animation productions, writes radio plays and is a self-described dadaist. His musical influences include contemporary classics such as Karlheinz Stockhausen and György Ligeti, as well as groups such as Kraftwerk and DAF.

(source: Wkipiedia)


Sound designer, field recorder and broken tools aficionado, Sillyconductor (Cătălin Matei) wrote music for mute films, fashion shows in Berlin (Fashion Week), Vienna or London, programmed the sound for performances and installations in numerous biennials and festivals in Norway, Spain, Germany, Italy, US etc.

Among the most memorable stuff, he used 100 maneki-neko golden cats  to fathom Ligeti’s mechanical adventures with metronomes, he created the Shuffler – a micro-track ultrafast software that used thousands of images and sounds at colossal speeds, he used automobile sounds to resample orchestral sources, he even conducted birds choirs with the help of a Kinect video-camera, as well as an earthquake and some other things.